The Cafe Apartment on No.42 Nguyen Hue | MyTravelThru

Not just one coffee shop, but many! You probably won’t find any of this unique style happening outside Viet Nam. Located on Nguyen Hue Walking Street, the No.42 Cafe Apartment certainly stands out as one of the most impressive architectural destinations. This place has a lot of stores inside like cafes, clothing stores, or different vibrant restaurants that will allow you to have a nice overlooking view from the walking steps.
Here are some of the most incredible cafes here. It’s up to you to make the moments count ♥️

Thinker and Dreamer

For an intimate and pleasing experience come visit Thinker and Dreamer Café. This café separates itself from its competitors with its surprisingly simple yet scrupulous design. You can tell that its owners wanted their guests to enjoy the pinnacle of the coffee experience. Here, you can enjoy stunning views of the city below while sipping their world-class coffee. This café is also frequented by famous movie stars and musicians which is telling about its top-notch quality.

Thinker Dreamer


Partea – English Tearoom

With its delightful and contemporary British design, you will definitely find Partea – English Tearoom to be fitting of its namesake.  It is decorated with cute furnishings and luxurious porcelain tea sets which will make you feel like a British superstar.  They offer an extensive selection of over 30 different teas along with delicious tea cakes for you to enjoy.  Come here and you’ll discover why it is so popular among travelers and locals of all ages.



Saigon Ơi

Saigon Ơi is another café that is especially fitting of its namesake.  With beautiful views of the city below, you can sit outside on the balcony and enjoy your coffee and cake as you look down upon the twinkling city.  Or, you can come inside and relax within its comforting atmosphere.  There is also a small shop inside where you can find cute souvenirs such as cosmetics and clothes for you to bring home to your loved ones.

Saigon oi


The Letter

As one of the more uniquely themed cafes in the Café Apartment Complex, The Letter will surely rejuvenate your mind and body.  Modeled after a Japanese tea house, this café is decorated with many glowing lanterns and also contains a souvenir shop that sells Japanese ceramics and vintage clothes.  The atmosphere is quite peaceful, and the music just adds to the intimate vibes here.  It is a great way to separate yourself from the bustling city below.

The Letter


Bauhaus Coffee & Workshop

Popular amongst social media influencers, Buihaus Coffee & Workshop is another unique spot to check out as you venture through the Café Apartments.  This café is inspired by Western designs and has plenty of photogenic set pieces designed to allow its guests to take beautiful pictures as they enjoy their delicious coffee.  Afterward, you can come outside to the balcony and enjoy fantastic views of the dazzling city below, making this the perfect place to visit at night.


The Maker Concept

With its hip and modern design, the Maker Concept is definitely one of the more eye-catching destinations that you won’t want to miss.  The first thing you’ll notice as you enter its shop is the comfortable wooden furniture placed attractively throughout the space.  Here you can enjoy a delicious cup of hot or iced coffee along with coffee cakes as you relax and relinquish yourself to the comfortable vibes.  There are also a variety of shops next to this café where you can find a variety of souvenirs including clothes and accessories for your loved ones.

Maker Concept


Mango Tree

Even though this is one of the smaller cafes found within the Café Apartments, Mango Tree Café is truly packed with character and value.  It’s vibrant colors will pop out at you almost instantly when you enter the abode, and it only gets better from here.  Mango Tree is famous for its bingsoo, which is a popular shaved ice dish from Korea with a variety of toppings such as sweet fruits and syrups.  You can relax on the balcony and enjoy the vibes of the city as you eat this refreshing dish.


Boo Coffee

This café will come recommended by any of the locals who frequent the Café Apartments.  With two locations located on the 8th and 9th floors, you will have plenty of space to stop by and enjoy their delectable offerings.  With a variety of unique and flavorful drinks such as cotton milk tea (trà sữa bông gòn) and lightbulb milk tea (trà sữa bóng đèn), your tastebuds will surely be pampered here.  In addition, these locations have some of the best views of the city skyline in the building, which will top off your memorable experience.

boo coffee



Understandably, the Café Apartments are mainly famous for their selection of cafes, however, we have picked a spot that not only offers delicious drinks, but also mouthwatering cuisines for you to enjoy.  The Melee contains a full-fledged bar as well as later closing hours so you can still come here after a long day of exploring the city.  Its black and white “noir-like” design will surely catch your eye, and its famous chicken wings will solidify this place in your memories as you will want to visit it again and again even after returning home.

Menu in Cafe apartment
Menu in Cafe apartment


For fans of Asian styles such as Chinese and Japanese design languages, Orientea will surely be the place you want to visit.  We really love the authentic wooden tea boxes that are used to carry your chosen flavors as well as their authentic imported Chinese and Japanese tea leaves.  The welcoming atmosphere is peaceful and will form an ideal backdrop as you enjoy their wide selection of delicious teas.


No.42 Cafe Apartment is regarded as one of the most Instagrammable cafes in the world.  All the menus include a diverse mixture of drinks or sweet treats for very affordable prices. Together they create a safe place for when you feel empty or overloaded with your job. Just grab a seat on the balcony and immerse yourself into the tranquil & ancient colors of the lanterns or the freshness of the trees all around, and enjoy the dreamy beauty of the city when the sun goes down – Your heart will definitely feel better!

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